Album "XSCAPE"



  • NEW YORK,
    March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction
    with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
    The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing
    for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan
    experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe
    Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in
    their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Edition'sare available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.


    XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid,
    who, after an initial mining of Jackson's archives by the Estate, was
    granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of
    material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.


    Reid curated
    the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled
    the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson's
    essence and integrity. It's a process Reid calls "contemporizing." The
    album's lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid
    believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with
    Jackson's work. Additional producers include global hitmakers Rodney
    Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and John McClain.


    "Modern music
    and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the
    groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,"
    remarked L.A. Reid. "Michael left behind some musical performances that
    we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers
    that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work
    with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the
    world."


    The title of
    this album honors Michael's album naming process. He always chose a
    song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER,
    used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is
    true of the new project. Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and
    produced by Jackson and Jerkins, "Xscape" has further significance in
    that it is the one track on the album that was 'contemporized' by the
    producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.


    John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said,


    "Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out
    to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and
    current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank
    L.A. Reid for his vision."


    XSCAPE
    is a long awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the
    legions of fans of one of the world's most revered and best-selling
    artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his
    artistry for the first time. In conjunction with the release of XSCAPE,
    Epic / Sony Music will launch an unprecedented global campaign with the
    One Sony sister companies, Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile
    Communications, and Sony Network Entertainment International drawing
    from all of Sony's strengths and consumer reach.


    "Michael has
    long been a treasured member of the larger Sony family," said Kazuo
    Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. "Starting with the release
    of 'Off The Wall' in 1979, Sony Music Entertainment has since released
    all of Michael's recordings. We are thrilled and privileged to be
    collaborating as One Sony to celebrate Michael's latest legacy, and
    bringing his fans an exclusive experience through our upcoming
    initiatives with our products and services."


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  • Na wo sind denn die ersten Snippets ;D


    hoffentlich kommt morgen schon die Tracklist und auch n Single Erscheinungstermin, wenn nicht schon morgen zusätzlich die erste Single dazu.
    Macht ja kein Sinn etwas vorzubestllen, wenn man noch nichts gehört hat :cool